berkshirejohn (6767) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2018 dukeredhair (243) - California, USA - AUG 21, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
It is what it is. It’s a perfectly clear amber ale with spicy hop notes and a malty sweet flavor. It’s a classic style done well but we aren’t reinventing the wheel here.
12oz bottle from Park Plaza Liqour & Deli, Prescott, at stated ABV of 4.9%. A pale amber pour with a ring of white head; grainy aroma with some citrus; sweet citrusy taste with a grainy body; and some jammy & spicy hops leading a dry prickly finish. Certainly not typical of Kentish hops, but pleasantly drinkable. Bill Becker (2007) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - NOV 30, 2017
From Jul 2008
I got this bottle in a trade with tayner. Thanks Dana!
It pours a perfect hazy gold colour with a 2 finger head of foam that is quickly shrinking. Some lacing on the glass and the foam doesn't leave the scene entirely.
The smell is hugely fruity. Lots of citrus with big notes of apricot, tangerine, and a touch of grapefruit way way in the background.
The taste is just as fruity as the nose. I'm getting tangerine, orange, a little apricot working with a solid earthy/bready malt base. Taste pretty darned good.
It has a light mouthfeel and the carbonation is medium despite the fact that when I hold up my glass, I see very few bubbles. It finishes with a slight citric tartness.
Overall, I think this is a very drinkable English Pale Ale that has its hops take a rather different direction then the norm and that's fine by me. It certainly held my interest for the session. sonnycheeba (6561) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 26, 2017
Bottle. Pours mostly clear gold. Aroma and flavor are bland pale malt, light caramel, light hop character, and slightly fruity yeast esters. Medium body.
Feels like they didn't even try on this one snoworsummer (6276) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 25, 2017
From a bottle. Pours clear amber with a fizzy off white head. Tastes like fruity hops, toasted malt, and grass. Light body and low/medium carbonation. Smells like fruity hops, toasted malt, and grass. jonas (8279) - Garching close to the monks, GERMANY - OCT 12, 2017
Sampled at GTBF 2006: Pale golden, low head. Fruity malt base. Framboise. Light body. Nice enough.
UDBeernut (2883) - Saint Johns, Florida, USA - OCT 4, 2016
left in the hotel fridge which turned it into a pale ale slushy. it was okay but since it was a AB owned product that is -10 pts. some mild flowers, bitterness, and malt. full slushiness mcberko (19837) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 23, 2016
On tap at Four Peaks in Tempe, pours a clear pale golden with a small white head. Aroma brings out subdued citrus hopping and biscuity malt. Flavour brings out floral hops and bready caramel malt. Reasonably balanced but pretty unexciting. Solid. finleyk (1) - - JUL 3, 2016 does not count
Good taste good smell. Bottle presentation good as well. Goes down smooth.. alexsdad06 (11223) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - JUN 10, 2016
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Draft at the source from notes. Pours a clear dark golden color with a medium sized off white head. The aroma and flavor have pale, toasted malts, earthy hops, hints of caramel, grass, rather boring, pass. dlovell2 (2381) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JAN 29, 2016
Pours cloudy golden color with off white head. Aroma is biscuit malt and floral hops. Biscuit malt flavor with floral and herbal hops.